Stockholm-based EPiServer and Nashua, New Hampshire-based Ektron are on cloud nine today. The reason? The new partners have a “cloudy” forecast for their future and things couldn’t possibly be any more promising.
This week, the two companies have merged to create a new global digital experience leader of scale, with “potent technology capabilities” and a broad partner ecosystem.
A statement provided to MMW explains that the combined company is backed by technology-focused private equity investment firm Accel-KKR.
The combined company, which will operate under the EPiServer name and continue to use the Ektron and EPiServer brands, has a vibrant community of more than 8,800 customers in some 30 countries backed by a robust network of more than 880 partners. It provides marketers, digital and online teams with the power, insight and agility to act on a business moment, and the confidence to realize their aspirations with a technology foundation that supports more than 30,000 websites worldwide.
“By bringing these two businesses together, a new market leading platform from a truly global organization with an incredibly strong partner network emerges to address what remains an underserved segment,” said Mark Duffell, CEO of EPiServer. “Despite significant investments underway, an evaluation by Forrester Research found no leaders among digital experience delivery platforms. We believe this combination will fill that void by delivering real value to businesses and their customers alike.”